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What is Carolina Dentistry?

Carolina Dentistry is the dental office of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. It is where our students learn and our faculty provide care. It includes what was known as the Dental Faculty Practice, the graduate student clinics and the student clinics.

With 12 dental specialties in one place, Carolina Dentistry can provide any care you may need – from regular cleanings to complex surgery. Our expert providers will be there for you every step of the way.

Provider Cost Payment Method Appointment Length Care Provided
Faculty $$$ (similar to a dental office) Self-pay (cash/credit card), MetLife Dental Insurance Short General and specialized care
Resident $$ Self-pay (cash/credit card), Medicaid Medium Specialized care
Student $ Self-pay (cash/credit card), Medicaid, Delta Dental Insurance Long General and preventive care

Who provides care?

As a learning health care center, there are three provider levels to choose from at Carolina Dentistry:

  • Students: dental hygiene and predoctoral students training for their DDS degree or bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Students provide general care under supervision of faculty.
  • Residents: students who have earned a DDS degree and are completing advanced training (orthodontists, pediatric dentists). Our resident practice can provide specialized care such as braces, dentures, implants, pediatrics, and more.
  • Faculty: fully-licensed dentists and specialists who provide general and specialized care. Our faculty practice is just like a regular dental office, but has access to any specialist you may need.

You may know which provider you want to see already and can indicate your preference at your first patient appointment, or your care team can recommend one for you based on your needs.

What are appointments like?

Appointments with a faculty provider are generally the same length of time and cost as appointments in private practice. Appointments with faculty are generally shorter and less frequent, but more expensive than appointments with graduate student or predoctoral student providers. Faculty provide general and specialized care.

Appointments with resident providers are generally shorter than those with a predoctoral student provider, but longer than those with a faculty provider. They are less expensive than appointments with a faculty member, but more expensive than appointments with a predoctoral student provider. Residents provide specialized care such as braces, dentures, implants, pediatrics, and more.

Appointments with student providers are often the least expensive, but are also the longest (generally three hours), as the students’ work is carefully check by a faculty member, and most frequent (every month). Students provide general care under supervision of faculty and fully-licensed dentists.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment methods and times of payment vary by provider level. All providers accept self-pay (i.e., cash, credit card).

Our faculty providers accept MetLife dental insurance.

Our graduate student and predoctoral/dental hygiene students accept Medicaid.

Carolina Dentistry is unable to offer sliding scale care or no-cost dental care. However, you may find a list below of providers who offer free or low-cost dental care.

Patients are encouraged to discuss payment options and questions with Patient Business Services at (919) 537-3940.

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Tarrson Hall

120 Dental Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Monday-Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday | Closed

Patient Parking Information

UNC Dogwood Deck Visitor Parking

123 East Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Disability Parking

UNC Ambulatory Care (ACC) Parking

102 Mason Farm Rd,
First Floor,
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Patients with mobility challenges should park in the Ambulatory Care (ACC) lot and take the free shuttles to the school. Riders will need to inform the shuttle their destination is the dental school. The patient or clinic will need to call the shuttle for pick-up at (984) 974-0465 to return them to ACC parking.